About the Author
Dei Sub Numine Viget
Dana Hutton is an educator, writer, artist, ontological coach, and consultant based in Europe. She's trilingual, speaks German, French, and English, loves travel and has traveled much of the world. She aligns herself wholeheartedly with the non-dual, Christ-centred mysticism of the Desert Fathers and Mothers. She believes in the indomitability of the human spirit and in the inherent, transformational power that resides in each human being has its source in Divinity. A prolific autodidact, Mrs. Hutton has studied philosophy, comparative religion, mythology, mysticism, psychology, linguistics and older alchemical and Hermetic texts. Her 'friends' through time are Thomas Aquinas, Meister Eckhart, Thomas Merton, J.R.R Tolkien, CS Lewis, Saint Therese de Avila, Marguerite Porete, Hildegard von Bingen, Catherine of Siena, Rumi and William Blake.
At the age of seventeen, Dana ran away from home in an effort to escape the oppression of a fundamentalist sect and a toxic, sometimes abusive home life. Passing through a period of homelessness, near-poverty, and violence drove her within herself and set her at odds with the world. When, at the tender age of 18, she experienced a moment of unexpected transcendent awareness, her perception of life and Self was permanently altered by something that she didn’t yet understand or know how to fully integrate. The choices of her youth would eventually set her on a path that led her across the Atlantic and around the world on a quest for truth, Self, and the key to human fulfillment. After many years of valleys and peaks she found that key, and now shares her journey and insights with others in this unique book.
The Art of Becoming, she writes from the heart with clarity and honesty about her journey and the human condition at large, as she lovingly and compassionately shares a timeless message: we are all in this together, all pain can be transmuted, and we can create a world in which humans love, flourish, and find fulfillment.
—Dee Reinert, Editor